TROY - James W. Ratliff, 67, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Sandy Hook, Ky., to the late William Forrester Ratliff and Dorothy Bell (Elliott) DeLong. His wife of nearly 50 years, Miriam A. (Nuss) Ratliff, survives.
Other survivors include his daughter, Billie Raegan Ratliff of Troy; son, Thaniel J. Ratliff of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law, Vernon E. and Connie Sue Ratliff of Troy; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Linda Sue Ratliff of Tipp City, Ohio, Mary Lou Havener of Stonewall, Okla., and Bernadette and Eric Meyer of Houston, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea, and he attended Tipp City Church of the Nazarene.
James retired from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
He was a good husband, father and brother, and he had a big heart.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Bradley W. Warkentine officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with VFW Memorial Honor Guard services at the graveside. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in James' name to the Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
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Baird Funeral Home
555 N. Market St.
Troy, OH 45373